Settlements

ST-301
Pacific Consolidated Industries LP / Michael Hale
Pacific Consolidated Industries LP
United Kingdom
Crown Prosecution Service
United Kingdom
2007
04/09
United States
Individual
Criminal
Guilty Plea
Unknown if ordered
Unspecified
$0
Art.16
Art. 1
Accepting Bribe Payment
Accepting Bribe Payment
Yes
According to the United Kingdom's "Self-assessment checklist on the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption," Ministry of Defence official, Michael Hale, was convicted in April 2007, on nine counts of accepting bribes totalling £217,000." (Source: United Kingdom's "Self-assessment checklist on the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption," September 2008, accessed at www.dfid.gov.uk/documents). The UK's MailOnline (and other media) reported on April 16, 2007 that Michael Hale, a senior military official, had plead guilty in Southwark Crown Court to charges of receiving bribes from Pacific Consolidated Industries. (Source: MailOnline, "Senior MoD jailed for taking bribes from US arms dealer," April 16, 2007, accessed at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-448968/Senior-MoD-jailed-taking-bribes-US-arms-dealer.html.) According to the June 2011 United States Report to the OECD, "the UK-MOD official pleaded guilty in the UK to accepting more than $300,000 in bribes from PCI and was sentenced to two years in prison." (Source: US Report to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, "Steps taken to implement and enforce the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions," Information as of May 31, 2011, Pacific Consolidated Industries, LP Case Summary at 81-82, accessed at http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/18/8/42103833.pdf.)